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David Bowie Channels Elvis for Holiday Greeting

Listen to him greet British fans

David Bowie
Jimmy King
December 26, 2013 1:20 PM ET

It's been a phenomenal year for David Bowie, starting back in January, when he announced his comeback album, The Next Day. Although fans didn't get any concerts, Bowie was all over our screens this year, with a multitude of videos, remixes and ad campaigns. And he just capped off 2013 with a very heartfelt and personal holiday greeting for BBC6's new program "This Is Radio Clash," a two-hour show hosted by the Clash's Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Notably, his special message for British fans was done in a near-perfect Elvis Presley voice. 

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Simply titled "David Bowie's Christmas Message," the 41-second clip finds the musician putting on his best southern accent; unless the BBC (and Bowie's Facebook) hadn't specifically told us it was indeed the Thin White Duke, you'd have no clue it was him. Like the return of Bowie himself this year, it's best not to question it.   

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